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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Jul 15, 2022

Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes Collin and Kyle Scott to today’s episode.

Kyle is Ontario-born, given a life against all odds when diagnosed with a physical disability called Cerebral Palsy at the age of sixteen months. However, all the love and support from his village have made him a stronger person. Kyle graduated from college to become an architectural technician but continues to find it challenging to fit into a world that is ill-equipped for those with disabilities. After years of struggling to find his purpose in the architectural field, he decided to write a memoir of his life with Cerebral Palsy.

Kyle is also the author of In A Split Second: Living in the World With Cerebral Palsy and, in today’s episode, he is sharing his motivation and mission behind it.


Key Takeaways:

[2:13] Collin gives a brief introduction about Kyle.

[4:30] Kyle only wanted equality.

[6:23] Kyle started college at 18 years old even though he could have stayed in school until 23 years old.

[8:40] Kyle was not the only one affected by cerebral palsy, his family is with him on the journey.

[11:00] Brenda shares her son’s experience meeting his best friend who always saw him beyond his disabilities.

[16:50] Sometimes the real world is not nice, nor fun.

[18:04] Collin shares the challenges that high school presented to Kyle and all other children with different capabilities.

[22:30] Collin talks about how love fuels the relationship with Kyle.

[25:20] Collin speaks on his work in regard to educating people on how to treat Kyle.

[27:10] Kyle wants to share his experience dating.

[28:50] Kyle shares the most challenging things he faced while online dating.

[34:15] Anything is possible.

[36:15] Kyle’s book is written for future generations.

[37:48] Kyle affirms that he has a normal life.

[38:12] Collin talks about how he discovered Kyle’s sense of humor.

[42:01] Kyle talks about his projects apart from the book.

[46:34] Collin explains why Kyle got “Spunky” as a nickname.

[49:30] Kyle shares his advice: Never give up and challenge yourself.

[51:12] Collin speaks about the power of positive criticism.

[52:35] Kyle shares the impact her fifth-grade teacher’s words had on him.

[57:55] How can we educate people to make things easier for people living with disabilities?


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